Every so often one of Jesus’ parables crops up that makes me squirm.
Today is one of those. The story of the Rich Man and Lazarus.
It is one of my favourites – I remember hearing read by my childhood Parish Priest and the impact of his reading of it still echoes in my head.
But the story makes me deeply uncomfortable – especially when I heard this passage read in my earphones as I walked through town past someone sleeping rough. It’s implications for us and for our future are sobering!
If the story of the Rich Man and Lazarus doesn’t make you feel uncomfortable then you haven’t read it properly!